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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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‘Among The Top Jockeys In The Country’: Prat Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title

Closing day of the 80th summer racing season at Del Mar is an occasion to reflect on the past seven weeks for horsemen. Without doubt the preeminent human figures of the meeting have been jockey Flavien Prat, trainer John Sadler and the Hronis Racing stable of brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis. With two wins on […]

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Encoder Up In Time To Win Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Encoder, the 3-5 favorite owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, overhauled a game Billy Batts in the final strides to win the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Sunday at Del Mar. Encoder, a Kentucky-bred son of English Channel who won his career debut impressively August 7, rallied in the stretch under leading […]

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Vasilika Nails Juliet Foxtrot At Wire In Del Mar’s John C. Mabee

Even-money favored Vasilika, seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong to get up in the final stride and nose out Eastern invader Juliet Foxtrot in a thrilling renewal of the Grade 2 $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. […]

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Miguel Mena Ready For Arrival Of The ‘Big Boys’ At Kentucky Downs

Miguel Mena missed riding at Kentucky Downs (as well as Keeneland and Churchill’s spring meets and Ellis Park’s summer meet) last year while recovering from injuries incurred in a mid-March spill at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Now he can’t wait to return to the distinctive all-turf track in Franklin, Ky. Mena suffered a […]

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Higher Power Jumps To Fifth Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Hronis Racing’s 4-year-old Higher Power, runaway winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, has surged to the No. 5 spot in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position. Higher Power […]

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Back To Work As Usual For Sadler, Prat The Morning After Pacific Classic Victory

Dinner was later than usual Saturday night for trainer John Sadler. The gates for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar didn’t open until 6:46 p.m. and it took Higher Power 2:02.43 to cover the 1 ¼ miles, win by 5 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat and make Sadler and Hronis Racing winners […]

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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Pacific Classic: Will Prat Have ‘Higher Power’ In His Corner Again?

Seeking the Soul drew the No. 5 spot in a field of 10 and was established as the  3-1 morning line favorite at the post position draw party Tuesday for Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Calif. The 29th running of the signature event of the summer season will go as the 10th […]

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Bejarano Eyeing Del Mar Jockey Title Despite Stiff Competition From Prat And Van Dyke

Rafael Bejarano dominated the Del Mar jockey standings from 2012-2016, winning five straight summer meeting titles and only sharing one, the 2016 crown with Flavien Prat. But in the past two years the 37-year-old native of Peru has seen the youth of Prat, 27, and Drayden Van Dyke, 24, serve themselves the championships. Prat won […]

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